Through the exhibition "metalworks – designing & making", the city of Esch-sur-Alzette reconnects with its industrial past. Formerly known as the "Iron Metropolis" due to its steel and mining activity, Esch-sur-Alzette has developed as a major center for the iron industry in Europe. This economic boom attracted multicultural populations until the late 1980s. Today, some of the industrial infrastructure is safeguarded and continues to operate, while other sites are being converted to contribute to the urban expansion of city.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in two languages – English and French – and a framework program for the public.